A firm believer of economic freedom, Johan Norberg is a Swedish author who is committed to economic globalisation.
As well as being the writer of several successful books, Johan Norberg has also been involved with several debates regarding globalisation and has consulted on several documentaries in relation to the topic.
The Early Years of Johan Norberg
Johan Norberg was born in 27th
August 1973 to Erik Norberg, a former Swedish National Archivist and his wife Birgitta.
Norberg grew up in Hasselby and would become active as a left anarchist, although this view was soon cast aside in favour of classical liberalism.
The reason for this change of views was due to the disillusioned vantage point he had in relation to the movement’s stance on liberty and found that he was uninspired by a pre-industrial society that was promoted with anarcho-primitivism.
The fact that the classical liberalism took freedom seriously was also another factor for the change of movement.
Johan Norberg would earn an M.A. with a major in history of ideas while studying at Stockholm University, and studied literature, political science and philosophy.
Norberg would also use his time at Stockholm University to become active in the libertarian network, the Liberty Front and even became the editor of the Libertarian, the network’s journal.
Career of Johan Norberg
Johan Norberg was contacted by Timbro, a Swedish liberal think tank, in 1997 with an invitation to write a book focused on Swedish author Vilhelm Moberg.
Not only was “Opponent Vilhelm Moberg” a success, but it also started a cultural debate on the political affiliation of Moberg.
The success of the book allowed Johan Norberg to write another book that would focus on the history of Swedish liberalism, entitled “History of Swedish Liberalism.”
Given the success of his written work, Norberg would join the permanent staff of Timbro. He served as assistant editor-in-chief at Smedjan.com as well as creating his own website that put forward the case of free trade and open economies.
Norberg then became the head of political ideas of Timbro between 2006 to 2007, as well as being a Senior Fellow for the Centre for the New Europe.
From the 15th
March 2007, Johan Norberg was a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute which was based in Washington DC.
Debates of Johan Norberg
Johan Norberg had been part of several debates against the Swedish anti-globalisation movement, and would release a collection of argument in his 2001 book “In Défense of Global Capitalism”
The book would receive the Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award and Norberg himself with the gold medal of the German Hayek Stiftung.
Channel 4 in the UK would also invite Norberg to take part in the documentary film “Globalisation is Good” which used “In Défense of Global Capitalism” as its inspiration.
Authorship of Johan Norberg
As well as the commissioned works
completed by Johan Norberg, he would also release several other books.
Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future
When reading the headlines, it’s easy to see why we become disillusioned with what the future has to offer, but Johan Norberg offers ten reasons as to why the future may not be as bleak as we first assume
“Progress” offers advice on how to tackle some of the biggest problems humanity currently faces, be it fearmongering or division, and states why the golden age is now.
Financial Fiasco: How America’s Infatuation with Home Ownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis
Although a subject matter that many will be familiar with, Johan Norberg explores the finer details of how of an obsession with money can lead to a detrimental financial market for all involved.
One of the biggest selling points of “Financial Fiasco” is that it offers a more impartial view than some of the American takes on the disaster.
Keynote Speeches of Johan Norberg
Johan Norberg has been at the heart of several documentaries that are focused on current affairs and economics
American television has been very forward in using the knowledge of Johan Norberg, using his expertise in series such as “Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis” and “Power to the People.”
Johan Norberg is a passionate and acclaimed speaker that has held several keynote speeches around the world that cover entrepreneurship, liberty, economics as well as some of the complex ideas currently doing the rounds.
If you’re looking for a keynote speaker that is experienced in several different fields whose work has been the foundations of many ideas, then why not make a booking enquiry today.